Fitbit announces the Versa 2 and continues pivot to health care

This week Fitbit announced the Versa 2, which will be available on September 15th. The Versa 2 includes connectivity with Amazon’s Alexa, increased battery life and processing power, and a better display. The Versa 2 is timed to arrive at…

What’s In A Face?

While talks are ongoing regarding the overall impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on human life, positive uses continue to emerge. An increasing trend is the use of biometric logins, creating secure logins by scanning fingerprints,…

AI and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment

Peach IntelliHealth is a New York based Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML) healthcare company. Founded by five MIT scientists, their product Peach ACE is used to predict patient trajectory hours before measurable…

Landis+Gyr Partners with Utilidata for North American Market

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in integrated energy management solutions, recently combined forces with Utilidata, an industry leader in energy management solutions. Their goal: provide groundbreaking grid management through the deployment of…

The SEC’s Cryptocurrency Stance and its Potential Clash with Facebook’s Libra

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, recently released a statement concerning exceptions for cryptocurrencies in current securities law. According to Clayton, “[A] lot of people got excited that…

Natron Deploying Prussian Blue Battery System with $3M Award

Natron Energy, a provider of flow batteries, has been awarded a $3 million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station.…

VOXL from ModalAI helps Uber Eats test BVLOS drone delivery of food

Uber Eats is using Qualcomm spin-out ModalAI's VOXL system to provide flight communications. Unlike satellite-based systems, VOXL uses smartphone networks rather than the Global Positioning System (GPS). The company said this allows for an…

Applied DNA Sciences Enters Cannabis Industry

Afraid that your cannabis products might be counterfeited? Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has come up with a unique solution to combat this issue on the molecular level. Although legal in California, black market cannabis sales are expected…

GW Pharmaceuticals Doubles US Epidiolex Sales 2nd Quarter

GW Pharmaceuticals continues to set the bar as they released this month that their US Epidiolex sales more than doubled to $68.4 million in the second quarter from the first, once again sending their stocks soaring during after hours…

Cobalt Robotics Secures $35M to Expand Mobile Security Robot Services

Cobalt Robotics, which provides indoor autonomous mobile robots that work with security and facility operations staff, has raised $35 million in Series B financing. The new financing will be used for expansion of its offerings across the…

SpaceX is back in the patent and moon race

SpaceX filed seven patent applications of February 2019; requesting early publication. Six of these are for antenna systems and one for a network application.  SpaceX only filed three patents between 2005 and 2018, so this is a big change…

Walmart sues Tesla, alleging “negligence” after solar panels went up in flames

Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" on Tuesday, claiming that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. The fires caused millions of dollars in damage, the lawsuit…

InteraXon pivots to focus on sleep

InteraXon, maker of the Muse™ headband, was awarded a patent this week for an eyeglass frame with an EEG sensor and an EOG sensor. This is similar technology to what is currently implemented in its headband product line, and directly…

Bill Gates may have another DOS, if Congress approves

TerraPower and China National Nuclear Corp., a state-owned economic entity heavily involved in commercial and military nuclear matters, reached a formal agreement in 2017 to jointly develop and build a breed-and-burn reactor south of…

Curaleaf stocks up 3.3% after announcing deal with CVS

CVS and Curaleaf have struck a deal that allows Curaleaf to sell their CBD products at select CVS locations around the US. CVS currently sells CBD products in 8 states including Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,…

Con Edison Installing Localized Small Battery Systems in NYC

Con Edison, the utility servicing New York City and one of the largest privately-owned utilities in the US, is beginning a drive to install small energy storage systems across NYC to meet local energy needs without costly infrastructure…

UL issues world’s first certification for repurposed EV batteries to Nissan/Sumitomo JV

UL announced that 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation focusing on the effective reuse of EV batteries for energy storage systems, is the first organization worldwide to be certified to UL 1974,…

Hyundai launches car with solar roof

Hyundai Motor Company has launched its first ever car with a solar roof charging system. In an announcement Friday, the business said that the technology would be used on the latest version of its Sonata Hybrid and then introduced to other…

Bank of America: A Clashing Viewpoint Between Public and Private Action

Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the U.S., filed an application entitled "Multi-Tiered Digital Wallet Security" in early 2018 and the USPTO recently published the application. The application provides for a multi-tiered…

Mitsubishi seeks battery makers

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is calling for the Thai government to help find battery makers to supply parts or to form a joint venture with for the Japanese car maker's battery electric vehicles (BEVs).   

Dexcom continues push into AI

Dexcom, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) company founded in 1999, continues to battle for the top spot in their industry. While Dexcom was the first company to receive FDA approval for CGM, and CGM continues to provide the company…

Multi-Primary Color Technology Overview

Purpose This sector provides context around the concept of multi-primary color technology. Big Picture  Consumers use a number of technologies to capture, display, and print color. However, colors may be perceived differently by…

BOE Technology: Positioned to Become a Stronger Contender in the Display Market

With an escalating trade war between Japan and Korea, China's BOE Technology is posed to become a strong contender in the display market. Currently, Samsung is the market leader in OLED display manufacturing. Samsung has reportedly been…

Sony Unveils Crystal LED (CLED)

Sony recently revealed Crystal LED (CLED), its version of a Micro LED (MLED). Sony's new CLED places the traditional RGB LED cluster at the center of a black cell, minimizing the reflections of ambient light and providing a wider viewing…

Donecle Drones Inspecting Aircraft

Numerous airlines, including AFI-KLM, Avianca, Airbus and El Al Israel Airlines, are now inspecting their aircraft with Donecle drones.  Drones are better inspectors because of speed, ease of access to upper surfaces, and they provide…

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